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June 24, 2016 AT 5:00 pm

How To Make an Inexpensive Sword for Cosplay

You obviously can’t carry a real sword with your costume for security, but sometimes the decorative, plastic options or foam replicas don’t cut it. Twitter user @Maxifactory shared a clever and cheap method for crafting prop swords from floor transitions. He specifically chose ones made from PVC because the material is easier to cut. He chose a particular shape too, as you can see in the above photo. Once the sword was assembled from the transitions and a metal sliding door track, he filled in gaps with a little epoxy putty and wrapped the whole thing in aluminum foil tape to make it shiny.

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